Coming off the overwhelmingly distorted and dark industrial-rock of "Colossus", "Evanescence" is something of a turning point in Scorn's career. Mick and Nicholas softened the harsh industrial element and started incorporating several other influences from techno to experimental guitar rock. Upon first contact, some songs may seem like unfinished, tuneless sketches, however, the melodies and hooks emerge after a couple of listens and make this album a uniquely hypnotic and mind-opening listening experince. Nicholas' evocative vocals tend to get lost under the multi-layered arrangements, but this makes the music even more mystical. Mick's stoical mid-tempo rhythms run throughout the whole album, supported by fine bass lines. Guitarist (and Harris collaborator) James Plotkin adds some very strange, elusive angles of his own. Best tracks here are the aptly titled "Silver rain fell", the subliminal "Light trap", and "Exodus", which really conjures the image of a long journey across a bleak, unfriendly landscape. "Evanescence" is among the strongest post-rock albums of the '90s, it's also the most consistent and interesting effort by Scorn.